I have a 59 front clip in NW NM. Its yours if you want to come and get
it. Its also got a pretty nice chrome front bumper if you would like.
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I will be out of touch until after turkey day
58 fleetside stocker
> In a message dated 11/21/99 10:05:22 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Hi...wierd, I'm trying to turn my 57 Suburban into a 59! If you have
> > any nice 58-59 fenders you want to give away in the Arizona are, please
> > let me know!
> > The 58-59 frames are longer, by 2 or 3 inches, at the very front where
> > the bumper bolts on. You can probably cut off the end of the frame and
> > drill new holes to fix this. Also, the radiator supports are differen,
> > the bracket that is riveted to the frame will be in the wrong place, and
> > I think also the wrong height.
> You know Jim,
> I've been trying to tell folks this for years, but everyone said "Oh no, I
> measure the frames, they're the same".
> I converted my '59 to a '55/6/7 and after it's all together it looks the
> same...until you mount up the front bumper, and sticks out some.
> I've left mine as is, and one day will whack off a bit from the frame,
> probaly when I swap out the '55/6 grille for the '57.
> I didn't do any modification for the radiator and brackets or anything,
> they're still sitting where they were with the '59 sheetmetal, I did have to
> do a little modding to the hood latch though, I had two or three different
> ones, don't recall how many, but none of the arm bend angles were correct.
> > The wiper motor thing: The 55-57 trucks used an electric motor similar
> > to the 55-57 car motor. The 58-59 trucks used a 58 car electric motor,
> > which is quite a bit bigger and mounts way different. So, you could
> > probably (not sure, so don't quote me) use a 55-57 motor in any TF
> > truck, but you CANNOT use a 58-59 motor in a 55-57 truck. I think all
> > the vacuum motors are the same.
> > The front fender stuff looks the same where it bolts to the cab. I
> > haven't tried it yet...I really ought to before I get too far along!
> I had no problems going from the '59 to the single head lght fender, you
> shouldn't have one going the other way.
> > Jim
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